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Jason Crane is a radio host, interviewer, poet, comedian, musician and father.
Jason Crane is the host of The Morning Mixtape on 98.7 The FREQ, a music and interview show on a radio station in State College, PA. He also produces The Jazz Session podcast (http://thejazzsession.com/) and the First Laughs podcast (http://firstlaughs.com/); works as a saxophonist and a stand-up comedian; and helps to raise two sons. In 2011, the Los Angeles Times named Jason one of 25 arts and culture people to follow on Twitter.
Jason’s first collection of poems, Unexpected Sunlight (FootHills Publishing), was published in 2010 and is available here. His work has been published in Blue Collar Review, qarrtsiluni , Meat For Tea, State of Emergency: Chicago Poets Address The Gulf Crisis, and Poets For Living Waters. With any luck, his second book will come out in 2015.
Over the years, Jason has worked as a grocery stock clerk, cashier, bank teller, waiter, professional musician, radio announcer, television/radio script writer, website editor, newspaper and wire-service copy editor, radio reporter, newspaper page designer, union organizer, nonprofit development director, radio station manager, talk show host, stay-at-home dad, union organizing director, union representative, communications/public relations specialist, web content manager, freelance writer, auto dealership receptionist, advertising sales manager, and bookstore manager (twice).
Jason has two sons, Bernie and John. They’re awesome.
Jason was born in Lenox, Massachusetts, in 1973 and has moved more than 30 times since then. He’s lived in Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Alabama and Japan.